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Phoenix Children's Hospital

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THE STORY:

Phoenix Children's Hospital has provided hope, healing, and the best healthcare for children since it was born in 1983, and has grown to become one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country.

Children aren't just small adults. Their bodies are vastly different. That's why there is a special branch of medicine – pediatrics – just for them.

Likewise, Phoenix Children's Hospital is just for children. Only a children's hospital can ensure that every staff member is focused on pediatric care. Radiology staff knows how to calm wiggly children for x-rays. Pharmacy systems are set to alarm if an unusual pediatric dosage is ordered. Staff is trained to recognize and alleviate pain in patients too young to verbalize their discomfort. A nurse who normally works with adults is never assigned to care for children just because there's a staff shortage.

Phoenix Children's Hospital was the first pediatric center in the country to establish a Children's Advisory Board (CAB), and they made the most of the opportunity. Since its creation in 1995, the CAB has been instrumental in bringing the child's-eye view to the hospital's procedures and facilities, contributing a multitude of suggestions that have consistently deepened Phoenix Children's understanding of what it means to be a hospital geared towards children.

See more at http://www.phoenixchildrens.org

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